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Windows 7: Can i Install XP On USB drive

09 May 2012   #1
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Can i Install XP On USB drive

Hi, i have windows 7 64 bit installed on my pc. I was wondering if it is possabe to install windows XP on a USB drive (NOT SETUP, THE ACTUAL OS) so i can plug it into any computer to boot it up. (Drivers don't matter)


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09 May 2012   #2
Spirit Wolfe

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 and ASUS ExpressGate
 
 

I do not think you can. This is the close that I have come to finding you out an answer... I have never tried this... Good Luck...

Tutorial: Installing XP Home/Professional from a Flash Drive - General-Mobile-Computing - Mobile-Computing

Cheers,

Spirit Wolfe
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09 May 2012   #3
cyclic

Windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

I very think you can, not very reliable however read this article for a better explanation.
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10 May 2012   #4
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

If you were able to succeed in getting it to install, and luck followed you to let it boot, the performance would be unusable.
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10 May 2012   #5
joshuaconroy

windows 7 64 bit home premium
 
 

In theory you could maybe if you made the USB bootable then set up xp via ur win7 then make it install on to the USB as if it's a hdd
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11 May 2012   #6
PaulSoebekti

Win 7 64 bit
 
 

Win7 Ultimate 64 bit willl allow you to install XP Mode (Virtual PC) to run xp programs (that are not fully compatible with Win7). Here's the link to its setup and installation.
Download Windows XP Mode

Paul
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12 May 2012   #7
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

thanks but i vas thinking more for gaming. and virtual machines are not to good at that.
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14 May 2012   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Actually, from my experience, if a game is old enough to only run on XP, it will run fine in a VM, especially if you use one of the apps with 3D support.
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14 May 2012   #9
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

What apps with 3D support? This could work.
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14 May 2012   #10
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I believe VMWare offers it, and I know it is an option to enable in VirtualBox.

The problem with many of those older games is that they use 16 bit installers. It isn't really related to th 3D portion. Once you virtualize XP, you can install the games and run them without issue.
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